Jayanta Bose presents classical music at BSA

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 21:42, Mar 04,2017


Indian singer Jayanta Bose renders a song at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday. — Snigdha Zaman

Indian singer Acharya Jayanta Bose moved the Dhaka audience with his classical vocal recitals at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.
It was his first ever solo show in Bangladesh. The show was organised by Binkar Musical Society of Bangladesh, which celebrated its 10th founding at the programme.
During the two-hour performance Bose presented one raga, raga based songs and a thumri.
‘I am really excited about my first show in Bangladesh. I have prepared a raga especially for the audience here’, said Jayanta Bose, who also shared his views on music.
The show began with presentation of raga sohagranjani, which he had prepared for the audience in Dhaka. The melodious raga depicts the emotions of teenagers.
‘Words are not enough to portray the intense most feelings of the heart. In classical music one can relate such feelings through sound’, explained Bose, who is credited for creating and composing Vocal Symphony and Tabla Symphony which earned him wide recognition in India.
After an hour-long rendition of raga sohagranjani Bose presented his self composed raga based songs and a thumri.
‘It was a good experience to listen to Jayanta Bose’s rendition and his talks on music’, Ratan Kumar Das, an audience member, told New Age.
Jayanta Bose, also reputed as a harmonium soloist, tabla artiste and poet, will conduct a three-day workshop at Bangladesh Shilpkala Academy from today. Over a hundred music students and practitioners will participate at the event.
Binkar Musical Society will award Bose at a programme on March 8.

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